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Master of Science in Psychology – Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology Track
The field of Industrial and Organizational Psychology applies psychological principles and research methods to practices found in human resources. The human resource function in a business manages the employee life cycle—recruiting, hiring, onboarding, training, and administering benefits; a degree in I/O psychology provides the skills necessary to optimize the employee life cycle through:
Why AUM’s Master of Science in Psychology Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology Track?
Application period: Feb – June 15, with a decision letter in early July.
Application details are below.
If you are seeking a master’s degree program in clinical psychology, take a look at our Clinical Psychology track.
Get to know the Get to know the Industrial Organizational Track
Lab experiences are a cornerstone of the student journey at AUM. With eight labs ranging from Clinical Psychology to Cognitive Behavior and Legal Psychology to Social Cognition there is a subject matter of interest for students.
Tuition is roughly half of the cost of other major universities in Alabama that offer a similar program, just $421 per credit hour for Alabama residents and $463 for non-residents.
Depending on your interests and work experience, it could open up a whole new set of options! If you are in the HR field now, it could lead to pay increases and/or management opportunities.
This degree track is 100% online and asynchronous, so you’ll work on your schedule. It is designed for you to take two classes each semester and graduate after five semesters.
Our differences are our strengths!
AUM is honored to have received many national and regional awards over the years. U.S. News & World Report named AUM one of its Top Public Schools for 2021, and Yahoo! Finance honored us as one of the Most Affordable Universities for 2021.
We think a high-quality, graduate education should be affordable. Tuition rates for many of our programs are lower than at comparable universities. In addition, scholarship or other kinds of tuition assistance may be available.
AUM offers a close-knit community where students and faculty get to know each other by name and develop valuable professional networks. We are able to keep class sizes small to facilitate group projects and personalized learning.
We understand that one of the main reasons you are here is to expand your career options. That’s why our programs are practical and often apply to your current work situation. You’ll also have the opportunity to get valuable career assistance.
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Many I/O graduates work in a variety of HR roles for government, industry and business. Others are qualified as trainers, facilitators, assessors, coaches and consultants.
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Students are not required to have a psychology degree. If students performed well in their other program of study, they will still be considered for admission.
The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology reports that the top five competencies to succeed in the field are critical thinking, verbal communication, ethical behavior, interpersonal skills, and accountability. Experiences such as “collaborating with people from different teams on various projects” were also deemed vital.
Develop training programs. Mediate disputes. Prepare scientific or technical reports. Collect information from people through interviews or surveys. Administer standardized physical or psychological tests. Coach employees. Assess job candidates. Evaluate performance of individuals.
|Application opens||February 1|
|Application submission deadline||June 15|
|Decision letters||First week of July|
|Note: The Master of Science in Psychology program admits students for the Fall term only. Applications are not processed or evaluated until they are completed.|
No. The Psychology MS program admits for the Fall term only. This is for both the Clinical and the Industrial-Organizational tracks.
There are two required steps to the application:
Sample of Required Courses
To complete this master’s program, you will need to complete 18 courses for a total of 45 credit hours. The courses below are only a sampling of requirements. Contact the Psychology Department for a current listing of courses required to complete this program.
|Course #||Course Name||Course Description|
|PSYC 6190||Research Methods||Investigative techniques of research, with special emphasis on research design and methodology.|
|PSYC 6760||Advanced Industrial-Organizational Psychology||In-depth focus on issues in industrial and organizational psychology.|
|PSYC 6290||Research Statistics||Lecture and lab course using statistical analysis for complex research design.
|PSYC 6640||Personnel Selection & Talent Management||Application of behavior principles to recruiting, selecting, evaluating and training of personnel in factor, office, labor and professional settings.|
College of Sciences
At AUM’s College of Sciences, you will have hands-on learning experiences, working side by side with scholars and researchers using state-of-the-art laboratories and equipment.
Our academic departments include Biology and Environmental Science, Chemistry, Computer Science, Mathematics, and Psychology. To help you pay for college, you might qualify for one of our scholarships.
Official Degree Name
Master of Science in Psychology Industrial and Organizational (I/O) Psychology Track